This New Year’s Eve, instead of heading out and spending loads of money, host a five-star party from the comfort of your own home! I love to have people over for appetizers and cocktails. You can easily do this stress-free and on a budget. Here at AllFreeCopycatRecipes.com, we know how to throw a celebrity-worthy soiree. We collected recipes and crafts to get your home ready for the big bash. Make sure you check out our bonus giveaway at the bottom of the page!
Party Ready New Year’s Eve Appetizer Recipes
Finger foods and appetizers are the best recipes to serve at a party. They can be prepared ahead of time, and you won’t have to worry about everything being ready at the same time. With these recipes, people will think you hired a caterer.
- Bacon-wrapped Lil’ Smokies from Favorite Family Recipes – To be honest, we are a fan of anything wrapped in bacon, but these lil’ smokies make for the perfect bite.
- Copycat Joe’s Crab Shack Popcorn Shrimp – Everyone will go wild for this crunchy shrimp recipe.
- Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms from Sandra’s Easy Cooking – Adorable and tasty!
- Applebee’s Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip Copycat – Recipes for homemade dip are easy and will please all your guests.
- Homemade Olive Garden Toasted Ravioli – For something different this New Years, try this famous Olive Garden appetizer at home!
- Copycat IKEA Swedish Meatballs – No party is complete with out meatballs, and these meatballs are legendary.
- Our Version of Monte Cristo Poppers – This re-imagining of a diner classic turns the dish into an elegant appetizer.
Smashing New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipes
- Pomegranate Champagne from Real House Moms – This champagne cocktail recipe is the perfect addition to the bar. It is fruit, colorful, and the “sweetest” way to ring in the New Year.
- Poinsettia Cocktail from Andrea Meyers – This is truly a perfect drink recipe for the season.
- Winter Sangria from TheWineBuyingGuide – Let the snowflakes swirl outside while you stay warm with this sangria.
- Homemade Limoncello – This classic Italian cocktail is the most refreshing way to ring in the new year!
- Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria – The flavors of the season’s favorite pie come together in this tartly sweet sangria.
- Colorful Champagne Floats from TheWineBuyingGuide – These magically colorful floats are sure to wow your guests!
- 18 Drink Recipes Perfect for the Holiday Season – For more great drink ideas, check out our full collection! And don’t forget to stop by and see our tips on the best Champagne for mimosas. Hint: get something affordable!
Divine New Year’s Eve Dessert Recipes
You must ring in the New Year with some decadent desserts. Luckily, these dessert recipes only look difficult to make.
- Muffin Tin Lemon Cookie Cup Recipe – These elegant little cakes are ideal for a party spread.
- Clock Countdown Cookies from Cheryl Style – Festive and scrumptious!
- Funfetti Cake Batter Bites – Poppable, addicting, delicious.
- Andes Fudge Chocolate and Mint Dream Bars – These dessert bars are definitely dreamy…
- Prosecco Cupcakes from Kailley’s Kitchen – Who says prosecco is only for drinking?
- Gummy Champagne Hearts – From Cuthroat Kitchen winner Addie Gundry’s cookbook No-Bake Desserts: 103 Easy Recipes for No-Bake Cookies, Bars, and Treats
- Stuffed Strawberries – For simply elegant entertaining.
Get Your Home Ready for the Party
There are so many easy and fun ways to get your home ready for a big New Year’s Eve bash. Here are just a few cute ways to add spark to the party.
- DIY Glitter Shirt – Looking for something sparkly to wear? This DIY shirt is one you’ll want to wear year-round.
- New Year’s Eve Centerpiece – A stunning display that can be made in just a few minutes.
- Dazzling NYE Topiary – This stunning centerpiece will set the tone for your NYE bash!
- Glamorous Gold Sequined Vases – These vases add the perfect pop of sparkle to your home.
- New Year’s Eve DIY Ball Drop from Anna Kay Home – Forget NYC, you can make your own epic ball drop!
- Sparkly NYE Decoration – If everything isn’t covered in glitter by the end of the night, you’re doing NYE wrong.
- New Year’s Memory Jar – This keepsake will get people reminiscing.
- 15 New Year’s Party Ideas That Will Wow Your Guests – The complete guide to decorating your home for NYE!